Freezing weather no match for climate change activists


Photo: These six ‘350’ activists couldn’t get their candles lit, but they still rallied for change at Centennial Park on Friday night – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

It was supposed to be a candlelight vigil, but the minus 32 wind-chill kept blowing the participant’s candles out.

But, that didn’t keep the modest crowed of six citizens from rallying for a cleaner planet on Friday night.

Participant Pamela DenOden says she wanted to show local political leaders, that residents care about the level of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

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The ‘350’ rally has been held in thousands of cities and towns worldwide. The ‘350’ concept attempts to unite the world, by rallying for a safe level of CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Many scientists claim that C02 is a leading cause of greenhouse gases, which is causing global warming.

DenOden says she strives to cut back on her carbon footprint as much as possible. She says she frequently walks and bikes to work, and has an ‘extensive’ recycling program in her home.

She says the easiest way to lessen your carbon footprint, is to first change your attitude, and then educate yourself.

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Leaders from all over the world are attending the climate change summit in Copenhagen Denmark. Those who support ‘350’ are using the rallies to influence decision making at the summit.

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